Pope Francis deflates expectations for upcoming Vatican summit on clergy sex abuse

Returning to Rome from World Youth Day in Panama, Pope Francis downplayed the expectations for an upcoming bishops' meeting in Rome on the church's clergy sex abuse scandal. "I perceived inflated expectations; We have to deflate expectations," Francis told reporters Sunday evening on the papal plane. The Pope's council of cardinal advisers suggested the summit,[...]

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Denis Suarez moves to Arsenal on loan after extending Barcelona contract

The Spain international and Barcelona midfield has joined the Gunners on an initial agreement which will run through to the end of the 2018-19 campaign after extending his contract at Barcelona through to 2021. Despite penning fresh terms at Camp Nou, the deal which has taken the 25-year-old to Emirates Stadium includes the option for[...]

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Kannywood stars bicker over Atiku largesse

Premium Times is reporting that two prominent Kannywood stars, Ummi ZeeZee and Zaharaddeen Sani, have threatened to drag themselves to the police over an alleged monetary gift from the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. Representatives of Mr Abubakar allegedly presented the gift after a meeting in Kaduna with Kannywood stars[...]

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Saudi Arabia ends anti-corruption probe after making recoveries of $107bn

Saudi Arabia has announced the end of a high-profile anti-corruption probe that boosted the state coffers by more than $100 billion and has left dozens detained. The crackdown on graft launched in 2017 saw hundreds of elite princes, ministers and businessmen held at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Many were detained[...]

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Facebook’s quarterly profit climbs to all time record of $6.9bn

Facebook yesterday announced that its quarterly profit climbed to an all-time record $6.9 billion as it boosted its global user base despite scandals that have dented the leading social network's image. Revenue soared 30 percent from a year ago to $16.9 billion while the number of people using Facebook monthly rose nine percent to 2.32[...]

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Ivorian lawmaker, Alain Lobognan jailed for ‘fake news’ tweet’

Alain Lobognan. an Ivorian lawmaker and ex-sports minister has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $520 (£400) for spreading fake news that incited violence.     Alain had tweeted on January 9th that the state prosecutor had ordered the arrest of a fellow MP.  But the prosecutor said this was not the case[...]

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Tinubu to Atiku: ‘Your state of the nation address filled with lies’

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has responded to the state of the nation address by the former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic party, Atiku Abubakar. He described most of the issues raised by Atiku as anchored on tissues of lies. Read the ful speech[...]

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Lil Wayne files a $20 million lawsuit against his former attorney

Lil Wayne has filed a $20 million lawsuit against his former attorney Ronald Sweeney, claiming he charged him double the industry rate for 13 years. The Grammy Award-winning rap star, according to TMZ, said in court docs that Sweeney charged him 10 percent per deal when most deals in the industry were around five percent. Lil[...]

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I will consider amnesty for corrupt persons willing to surrender loot – Atiku

Still answering questions anchored by Kadaria Ahmed at the yesterday's "meet the candidates" town hall meeting, Presidential aspirant Abubakar Atiku said he would grant Amnesty to looters who are willing to surrender their loot. Atiku Abubakar said he would consider giving a grace period during which corrupt former public officials would be allowed to return[...]

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Full Details of the Money Laundering Charges against Ex NIA Chief

Yesterday the Nigerian Government formally filed charges against Ex NIA Chief, Ayodele Oke. Following his removal from office in October, 2017 after millions of dollars were found in a personal apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos State. The defendants are facing a four-count charge of money laundering amounting to millions of dollars. Premium Times reports that In[...]

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Election 2019: Incompetent Military Commanders will be dealt with, Grazing laws in Benue & Taraba will be reviewed- Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has vehemently reiterated that he would deal with any military commanders under whose watch Nigerian soldiers face casualties and loss of equipment. “If I give you arms and then you are overrun by insurgents, I will deal with you,” the former vice president said. “Why[...]

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Debris of Plane Seat carrying Cardiff Player Emiliano Sala has been found

Crash investigators have found two seat cushions which they believe are from the plane which was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala when it disappeared over the English Channel.  The two seat cushions washed up on the same area of coastline, near the Normandy town of Surtainville, around 30 miles from the plane's last known[...]

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Atiku has learnt his lessons therefore I can vouch for him- Obasanjo

Obasanjo made the statement in Lagos while speaking at the 2019 Island Club Quarterly Business Lecture. Presidential aspirant of the PDP Atiku Abubakar had earlier delivered his lecture themed: “My vision to get Nigeria Working again”. Obasanjo, in his remarks emphasized him belief that Atiku would be a great leader especially now that he has[...]

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